Each year for the past seven years, Gabriel Group has made a donation in honor of its clients in lieu of a traditional gift. We let our clients and friends weigh in again this year, and with a majority of the votes, The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery was selected to be Gabriel Group’s 2014 Pay-It-Forward recipient.
This deserving St. Louis children’s organization is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing short-term emergency shelter for children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis.
All associates participate in this Pay-It-Forward effort year-round. From making a donation to dress down on Wednesdays to participating in monthly raffle basket drawings to giving a donation to bring their dog to work, associates raise money to make a significant donation to a worthy cause each year in honor of clients.
To date, Gabriel Group has funded a spring water aqueduct in the Dominican Republic to help provide children with safe drinking water; built four double-family homes for families in earthquake-ravaged Haiti; funded a new classroom at an early childhood education center in Zambia; provided food and clothing to an orphanage in Mozambique; supported relief efforts following the devastating tornado in Joplin; provided farm animals, fruit trees and bicycles to poverty-stricken children and families through the company’s client, World Vision; and in most recent years, shifted its focus to help local St. Louis children suffering from abuse or neglect.